The slice (from 1981) sold for several times the expected price. 🤯💰
Now that's an expensive snack! A slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding in 1981 just sold at auction for several times the expected price and it's hard to believe how much somebody actually paid for it.
The slice, which CNN says weighed about 28 ounces, went up for auction on Wednesday, August 11.
Cut from one of the 23 cakes made for the royal wedding 40 years ago, the slice ended up selling for the "unexpected" price of £1,850 (CA$3,200).
Experts originally priced the item between £300 and £500 ($500-$800 ish), but the auctioneer from Dominic Winter Auctioneers said it ended up "[capturing] a lot of people's imaginations, and wallets."
The costly piece of cake features a red, blue, silver and gold-coloured coat of arms, leaf spray, a silver horseshoe and some decorative icing. According to the auctioneer, the slice was from a cake sent to royal staff at the time.
For 40 years, it has been stored in plastic wrap in an old cake tin, which the auctioneer said is a "good sales pitch for clingfilm." Yikes!